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Amazing Lares Trek to Machupicchu 4D/3N

Amazing lares trek to machupicchu; If you are looking for a complete amazing experience of beautiful scenery, history and culture, then the 4D/3N amazing lares trek  Machupicchu with Nig Adventures is for you. This trek allows you to spend time with local people while trekking through the amazing Andean mountains ending with a tour at Machu Picchu.

Our route passes through two villages: Huaran, Cancha Cancha, Quishuarani and Cuncani, At the end of the lares trek you will enjoy the hot springs of Lares. These visits are authentic and beautiful experiences and your guide will be at your side helping you to communicate since Quechua is spoken here, the language of the Incas. The wildlife and scenery each day on the lares trek will not disappoint and we after will go to Aguas Calientes. The last day finally will visit Machupicchu.




Our Team







Day 1: Cusco – Sacred Valley – Huaran – Cancha Cancha.

  • Pickup from your hotel to star the lares trek (6am)
  • Private transfer from Cusco to the trail head at HUARAN
  • Hiking to Cancha Community with all the amazing scenery
  • Walking Distance: 12km / 7 miles
  • Starting Elevation: 2800 meters / 9657ft
  • Highest Elevation: 3800 meters / 12477 ft
  • Campsite Elevation – 3800 meters / 12477 ft
  • Difficulty: Moderate 
  • Highlights: Trekking off the beaten path, Glaciers, native communities. 

Day 2: Cancha Cancha – Quishuarani.

  • Wake up time and breakfast.
  • Hiking to the highest point of the Lares Trek (Pachacutek Pass 4550 meters /15151 ft)
  • Lunch with the amazing views
  • Interacting with locals
  • Starting Elevation: 3800 meters / 12477 ft
  • Highest Elevation: 4550 meters /15151 ft 
  • Campsite Elevation: 3800 meters / 12477 ft
  • Difficulty: challenge
  • Walking Distance – 14km / 10.3 miles
  • Highlights: real descendant of the Incas, Lamas, Alpacas, Lagoons.

Day3: Quishuarani – Cuncani – Lares (Hot springs) – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes

  • Wake up time and breakfast.
  • Walking off the beaten track enjoying stunning lagoons
  • Lunch with the amazing views
  • Starting Elevation: 3800 meters / 12477 ft
  • Lunch spot Elevation: 2800 meters / 9324 ft
  • Enjoying the hot springs right after we finish the trek
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Walking Distance – 15km / 9.3 miles
  • Train to Aguas Calientes 
  • Hotel at Aguas Calientes with private bathroom, hot shower, wifi and buffet breakfast. 

DAY 4: Machu Picchu – Cusco

  • Buffet Breakfast at your hotel
  • Bus up to Machu Picchu
  • Huayna Picchu Mountain
  • Sunrise at Machu Picchu, if the weather allow us
  • Private Guided Tour in Machu Picchu
  • Train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo
  • Transfer Ollantaytambo – Cusco
  • Train times are at 2.55 pm , 4.22 pm , 6.45 pm depending on train availability

End of the lares trek to machupicchu-traditional.



Day 1: Cusco – Huaran – Cancha Cancha.

The first day of the lares trek machupicchu begins at 6:00 to start the lares trek machupicchu and travel by private bus for the 2 hour ride to the village of Huaran (2840m) located in the Sacred Valley between Pisac and Urubamba. Huaran is the start of the trail. We will meet up with the horsemen and pack the horses. Leaving the Sacred Valley behind us, we head northwards following a gently climbing trail that runs parallel to the small Cancha Cancha River. It takes 4 hour of walking to our destination, the small village also named Cancha Cancha (3800m) where we will spend the night in the in the middle of the lares valley.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Camping Facilities
  • Maximum Altitude: 3800mt.
  • Minimum Altitude: 2,800m/9,570ft.
  • Distance to walk: 12km approx.
  • Walking time: 6 hours 
  • Difficulty: Moderate.

Day 2: Cancha Cancha – Quishuarani.

the second day of the lares trek machupicchu begins leaving Cancha Cancha we continue north east up the valley, passing small thatched stone houses. After 3 hours the path flattens out before climbing steeply for the 2 hours trek to the highest pass, called Pachacutec Pass (4758m). From the pass you will be rewarded with superb views of Pachacutec Lake and the snowy peaks of Pitusiray. The path continues for an hour along a narrowridge until dropping down into a beautiful secluded corrie filled with glacial lakes (Lunch). The lip of the current descends into the next valley, following a series of cascading waterfalls to the village of Quisuarani (3700m) about 1 hour of walking from the current. Finally we will camp at the community of Quishuarani.

  • Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner.
  • Accommodation: camping facilities
  • Maximum Altitude: 4,550m/15,017ft
  • Minimum Altitude: 3,750m/12,377ft.
  • Distance to walk: 14km approx.
  • Walking time: 7 hours
  • Difficulty: Moderate/Challenge.

Day 3: Quishuarani – Cuncani – Lares (Hot springs) – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes

the third day of the lares trek machupicchu begins walking up for 2 hours and then follows the river valley downhill for about 2 hours to the town of Lares (3100m). One hour before arriving in Lares town you will have the opportunity to enjoy a soak in some open air thermal springs (bring a swimsuit). At about 1pm (after lunch) the bus will pick us up and leave for Ollantaytambo, there you will have some time to rest and see this amazing town (plus dinner) before going to Aguas Calientes by Train (19:00). 

  • Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Private hostel 
  • Maximum Altitude: 3,750m/12,377ft.
  • Minimum Altitude: 2,040m/6727ft.
  • Distance to walk: 14km approx.
  • Walking time: 4 hours
  • Difficulty: Easy/ Moderate.

Day 4: Machu Picchu – Cusco

the fourth day of the lares trek begins with early breakfast we leave our hotel to take the bus for the journey up to the Machu Picchu ruins. Once there we will visit one of the most important mystic centers of the world: Machu Picchu. A three hour guided tour will transmit us into the history around this mysterious and charming ruin. After the guided tour we have plenty of time for further exploring, taking photos and the option to climb Huayna Picchu Mountain or up to the Sun Gate, before we head back to Aguas Calientes. In the afternoon we take the return train to Ollantaytambo with private bus connection to Cusco.

  • Meals: Breakfast & Lunch.
  • Difficulty: Easy.

End of the lares trek machupicchu.



What is included in the amazing lares trek machupicchu – Traditional?

  • Transfer from the airport to your hotel
  • Pre trek briefing with your guide
  • First breakfast
  • Private transportation from the hotel to Huaran – Trail head.
  • Licensed guide fluent in English, Spanish, and Quechua.
  • Expedition train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Caliente
  • Expedition train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo
  • 2 way bus ticket from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu
  • Admission ticket to Machu picchu
  • Hotel with private room and bathroom, hot shower, wifi, storage and buffet breakfast included
  • 2 person Igloo tents (large and comfortable) and INFLATABLE MATTRESS.
  • Delicious meals during the 4 days as indicated in the itinerary
  • Cook and cooking equipment
  • Horseman and mules, to carry all camping and personal equipment (7 kilos of your personal items such as extra clothes, sleeping bag will be carried by our mules)
  • Provision of a horse in case of emergency such as illness, to ensure trek can be completed by all participants
  • First-aid kit including emergency oxygen tank
  • Boiled water to fill in your bottles
  • Private guided tour in Machu Picchu
  • Chef and cooking equipment and kitchen tent
  • Rain poncho
  • Transfer back to Cusco only for our group
  • Local interact with the local kids and community people. 

 Not included

  • Sleeping bag (minus 8 ºC) US$ 20
  • Huaynapicchu mountain $25
  • Energy snacks such as chocolate bars, dried fruits (recommended)
  • Last lunch & dinner on the 4th day
  • OPTIONAL UP-GRADES: Hotel or train.
    VISTADOME Train to Cusco instead of Expedition Train, Please add US$47 per person
  • Tips for your crew:  guide, cook, horseman


  • Backpack
  • Sleeping bag (Minus 8ºC – can be rented at Nig Adventures office for US$20 )
  • Sturdy hiking boots
  • Warm clothes and trekking pants, not jeans
  • Layers for variable temperatures especially at night
  • Flash light with extra batteries
  • Camera, extra film & batteries
  • Sun protection: sunscreen, sun hat, sunglasses
  • Thermals: wool socks, gloves
  • Scarf and woolen hat for cold nights
  • Insect repellent
  • Rain poncho: a good rain jacket
  • Extra plastic bags especially in wet season
  • Toiletries / toilet paper,m/ small towel
  • Bathing clothes for the hot springs (optional)
  • Water bottle: water purifying tablets optional
  • Personal medical kit with a simple whistle
  • Original passport and ISIC student card if applicable
  • Extra money for souvenirs drinks and tips
  • Trekking poles.



Our AMAZING LARES TREK TO MACHUPICCHU 4d/3n includes “2 – star Hotel” in Aguas Calientes (based on availability):

US$ 545

Nig Adventures does not have hidden charges in the trek prices.  


  • “Any day that is best for you as long as we have a minimum of 2 trekkers”


  • Student Discount: US$25 (Requires “ISIC” Card to qualify)
  • Under 18’s Discount: US$25


  • Sleeping bag US$20
  • Walking stick US$15 for pair (whole trek) 
  • OPTIONAL UP-GRADES: Hotel and Train… VISTADOME Train to Cusco instead of Expedition Train, Please add US$55 per person

Important Notes


HUAYNAPICCHU MOUNTAIN: Please, if you are thinking of climbing Huayna Picchu mountain you must book this at the same time as your trek or tour to Machu Picchu. Only 400 people can hike Huayna Picchu per day. You will climb it on your own after the tour in Machu Picchu around 10 .00 am. The price is $25 per person… more information: 

WEATHER: The wet season in this region is from December to March when heavy rains can cause disruptions to ground transport. Intrepid will monitor any situations that arise, and may need to change itineraries or activities in response to natural weather occurrences.

TRANSPORT: Train, Minibus

HIKING TO MACHU PICCHU: The evening before you start your trek, you will be given a small duffle bag to pack your clothes for the next four days. Your weight allowance is 7kg/15p max. While you hike, the bulk of your luggage will be stored at your hotel in Cuzco.

Your team of porters will carry your duffle bag for you, together with the food and camping gear. It’s important to be aware that you will not have access to your items in the duffle bag until the end of each day, as the porters will always be ahead of the group.

For during the trek, you need a day pack big enough to carry personal belongings such as a warm jacket, a rain jacket, your camera, sun cream, snacks, water, etc. Usually a 30 to 50 litres capacity back pack is big enough.

TRAVEL INSURANCE: Travel insurance is compulsory for all our trips. We require that, at a minimum, you are covered for medical expenses including emergency repatriation. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects.

We will go with as few as 2 trekkers and no group will be larger than 8 to preserve the intimacy needed on the Lares Trek of this nature.